Former landfill becomes temporary collection site for hurricane debris

A shooting range in Raceland, La., is currently being used as a temporary staging area for hurricane debris. According to an article published in the Houma Courier, the range, which was a landfill in the 1970s and 1980s, is now used as a recycling center and burial site for unusable materials. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, in conjunction with the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, is also utilizing the site to collect household hazardous wastes. In addition, Lafourche Parish is using the site for tire disposal.